A HOSTA BLOOM
Was it rain I was hearing on the roof or just wind in our Pine trees at 4:45 this morning. Shaking off grogs of sleep I realized it was rain I was hearing. Shaking off a few more grogs I remembered the Jeep's windows were down. Out of bed & out the door with Pheebs close behind. Of course as soon as she realized it was raining she slammed on the brakes & stayed on the porch. No way was she going to get any of that darn water stuff on her fur. Noticed the Jeep wasn't wet inside as I quickly wound the windows up. Closed a couple shed doors & put away a few lawn chairs. I ended up a bit damp in my pyjamas but not soaked. It was a fast scrambling start to the day & I was surprised at the warm 73F temperature so early in the morning. Humidity set in but not quite enough to run the A/C. Just enough to keep me inside close to a fan though. Day later cleared & we ended up in sunshine.
WAS ABLE TO GRAB A FEW EXTRA PHOTOS FOR TONIGHT’S POST BY TAKING A WALK AROUND OUR FRONT YARD
Sabra, Derek, & the two boys, Keenan & Langdon came over about 9 this morning. They had stayed the night at the Bayfield Inn Motel. Pheebs & the boys raced around playing ball for a bit before we all headed over to the BAYFIELD BERRY FARM for breakfast. Over the years when members of Kelly’s family have come to visit this is usually where we sometimes go for breakfast. I remember the last time I saw Kelly’s Dad before he passed away a few years ago was right here at the Berry Farm.
WITH RASPBERRY FIELDS BEHIND THEM & STRAWBERRY FIELDS IN FRONT OF THEM DEREK EXPLAINS TO THE BOYS WHY IT’S CALLED A BERRY FARM
While waiting for breakfast Kelly spotted a big South West Lizard on the wall for sale & I new right away we were needing to have that fellow for our Winnie Wagon. The Berry Farm has arts & crafts for sale as well as many home made jams, jellies, breads, baking, plus a whole host of other neat-o things. For anyone in the area we would definitely recommend this place just northeast of Bayfield on Orchard Line.
A LITTLE SOMETHING TO KEEP THE BOYS BUSY WHILE WAITING FOR BREAKFAST
KELLY CHECKS OUT SOME ARTSY WALL HANGINGS WHILE SABRA PERUSES THE MENU
LIKE THE SLOGAN ON LANGDON’S T-SHIRT
I was anxious to get myself up to Goderich & see if I could find a 7/8 socket for Winnie’s hot water tank plug so after saying good-bye to Sabra, Derek, & the boys I loaded up Pheebers & off we went to Canadian Tire. Found the socket stuff I was looking for. Next stop was Walmart for a few items & back home we went. Had taken my cameras along but ran into rain along the way & the day just didn’t turn out to be too photo inspiring.
<<< NEEDED A LITTLE HELP TO BRING THE BIG LIZARD HOME
Had several success’s in a row today which almost left me in a state of shock. The socket was actually the right size & I was able to screw the new anode rod hot water tank back into the tank without throwing my hat on the ground & jumping on it. Even remembered to put white plumbers tape on the screw part. Fired up the water pump & it actually filled the water tank back up like it's supposed to. Wow, I was on a role. Checked for leaks around the plug & there wasn’t any. Geeeeezzz, that wasn’t normal but I’ll take it. Buoyed by my unbridled success I tackled the job of hanging our new Lizard on the wall. Dammed if that didn’t work too. By this time I was getting a little nervous about my accomplishments & figured I had better call it a day before I got a big head about it all. When one has a rather grievous mechanical track record like mine one has to be very grateful for even the smallest of miracles.
THE VERY LEFT END OF THE RED LOOP WIRE IS TOUCHING THE NEW ANODE PLUG I PUT IN THIS AFTERNOON
Each time I step into the rig I like it a bit more. I remember the first time we walked in & saw the interior of it in London……..I was not impressed. Honey mustard colored couch. What!! Driver’s & passenger seats were the same. Geeeezzzz. And E-gads it even had a Caramel colored dash. I sure did not like the looks of that dash at first. But those were basically the only things I didn’t like & over time I have become used to the colors. I still prefer darker wood grain cabinets but it’s Okay. Not my favorite instrumentation panel by far but I’m sure I’ll get used to it as well after a few thousand road miles. The color of the walls are fine & ‘no’ we will not paint them. The Damon’s walls were more of a bland white & for sure we were needing to get some paint on them pretty quick back in 07. We have a tendency to make each rig our own so our interior will once again gravitate to a warm cozy & artsy South West theme. Lizards, Coyotes, & Saguaro Cactus.
I’m off early in the morning to see my Specialist Doctor in Clinton. In the afternoon we head for Stratford so Kelly can see her Specialist Doctor guy. I will be glad when we can both head for the South West & see our favorite Mother Nature Specialist again. She’s the most best Specialist of them all……………:))
LOTS OF SHROOMS GROWING AROUND THE PROPERTY THIS TIME OF YEAR
- Tourists see the world, travelers experience it.
- Home is where your pet is:))
- "If having a soul means being able to feel
love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals
are better off than a lot of humans."
- The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails -William Arthur Ward
- The only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now...AL.
- It is not so much having nothing to do as it is not having the interest to do something....AL.